A 30-year timeline of Catholic Church sex abuse scandals

Catholic Church sex abuse inquiry
The 2,500-page report of the government-appointed Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse in state-funded Roman Catholic Church-run institutions dating back to the 1930s, is displayed following a press conference at the Conrad Hotel, in Dublin, Ireland, on May 20, 2009. Sexual abuse of children was "endemic" in boys' institutions in Ireland and church leaders knew about it, the report concluded.
Peter Muhly